CPSC: Target Recalls Chefmate® Blender for Laceration Risks; Injuries Reported

09/15/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Minneapolis, MN — About 304,000 Chefmate® 6-Speed Blenders are being voluntarily recalled by the Target Corporation and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for laceration hazards the defective products pose to consumers. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on September 15, 2011.

The product recall was issued after discovering that the plastic pitcher can separate from the blade assembly during use, leaving the blade assembly in the base with the exposed rotating blades. This poses a laceration hazard to consumers.

Seven reports of injuries have been reported to Target and the CPSC, which resulted in serious lacerations to consumers’ fingers and hands.

“This recall affects all Chefmate® 6-Speed Blenders, model BL-10. The model number is located on the bottom of the base. The blender consists of a six-inch tall, white electrical base with five, white speed-selector buttons labeled 1 through 5, one gray button labeled ‘Pulse/Off’ and the word ‘Chefmate®’ in black letters on the front; a clear plastic pitcher with a handle with U.S. and metric volume measurement markings; a white plastic lid with a removable clear plastic lid stopper; and a white plastic blade assembly with two angled, stainless steel blades,” reported the CPSC.

Consumers are advised to return the defective product to any Target store to receive a full refund.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Target Guest Relations at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.target.com.

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